Uberti Courteney... again....

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How are these being distributed? Normally I’d like to order it from an online retailer but none have had them in stock. Do I need to special order one from an Uberti dealer?
 

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How are these being distributed? Normally I’d like to order it from an online retailer but none have had them in stock. Do I need to special order one from an Uberti dealer?
What general area are you in? We are dealer direct in the USA and you need to contact a Uberti USA dealer near you.
 
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Also a 450/400 would be great!
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405 Winchester or 7x57 rimmed would be fine as well.
I can see my 25/303 Epps Newton improved with a nice tapered octagon barrel and a 3 to 10 x 44 Meopta or Zeiss scope on it.
Bob
 

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What general area are you in? We are dealer direct in the USA and you need to contact a Uberti USA dealer near you.
San Diego county. I know of at least one uberti dealer. I’ll see about getting in touch with them.
 

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Guys, I'm gad there is buzz about this rifle. It was my actual brain-child and it started life hand-drawn in pencil, life-sized, on 3 stapled-together legal sheets, which I sent to the Uberti factory in 2017. The idea was to build a classic-looking stalking rifle of British flavor around an action we already made. I obsessed for quite a long time about the proportions, which is one of the parts with which I'm happiest.

Now, the first issue we had to get around was chambering. Originally, I had asked for .303, .30-06 and .270 Rigby. The hurdle was that Uberti would have had to pretty much reengineer the action to design a reliable extractor for rimless cartridges. So we decided to go with .303 only the first year, and to add .45-70 subsequently (with more to come depending on sales).

The other issue was the sighting. Did we want a rifle ready to be scoped AND with open, adjustable sights? Yes. Originally I had asked for simple drilling and tapping for a commonly-available base. But this turned into a nightmare due to the barrel contour. So, as a compromise, I went with a rib that was slotted for Weaver rings, which are commonly available, and that still contained the fully-adjustable rear sight. As a purist (which I am--look at my avatar), that made me aware that it was a compromise, but I wanted a rifle that was immediately usable. I also instructed the factory to provide me with an accessory plain rib that did not have the slots.

The price was already going up, so I stopped there without asking for more custom touches (e.g., a hammer with a spur wide enough to contain a screwed-in extension to be used with the scope mounted). All except the action was already 100% new--stock dimensions, barrel contour, sighting, sling swivel attachments, etc.

I was happy to see that a) writers loved it when I first showed it at SHOT 2019, and b) we can't keep it in stock.

I can assure you that there are many more coming. The Uberti factory is working at (some would say beyond) full capacity and they know that the Courteney is one of our "babies" that we want and we want done well.

If you have any suggestions on how to make it better, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best, and good luck

Tom
I met you at the 2020 SHOT Show and you were gracious enough to spend some time with me discussing the Courteney Stalking Rifle. I'm still holding out for .275 Rigby but may need to compromise on .303 British. It really is a thing of beauty.
 

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I was lucky enough to get one last summer, bought it just because of its' cool looks, but really wished it was a 30-40 Krag. The new chambering will be .45-70 this year.
 

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@TOBY458
405 Winchester or 7x57 rimmed would be fine as well.
I can see my 25/303 Epps Newton improved with a nice tapered octagon barrel and a 3 to 10 x 44 Meopta or Zeiss scope on it.
Bob
Dear Bob,
Get a 7mm and you will be happy, Ask Bruce, he likes the 7mm, and others.
Mmm, I pulled a perfectly good /new .25 apart for the action, Bruce encouraged me he reckons I could make a .280ai of it. Yep, he was right!
Don't get me wrong I'll try the Whelen just because. They still make me it might do ok
 

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There are a few for sale here in OZ mate but the price is a bit hexey at close to $3,000.
Beautiful rifles and watching YouTube they are also doing one in 7x57 If my Italian translation is correct.
Would love one in my 25 cal with a 28 inch barrel.
Bob
 

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